During a recent solo tour, the Drive by Truckers' Mike Cooley stopped by the Fretboard Journal magazine offices to perform this tune. "Birthday Boy" originally appeared on the DBT's album 'The Big To-Do.'
Cooley also describes the unique guitar he's playing, built by luthier Scott Baxendale.
The Fretboard Journal magazine interviewed singer-songwriter Dave Matthews in its 28th issue (out everywhere in February 2013). During the photo shoot, we asked Matthews to perform a tune for our cameras. Here is his cover of John Denver's "Take Me to Tomorrow," which he also performs on ATO Records' compilation "The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver."
This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit signpaintersfilm.com
About the project...
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.
In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.
The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press - http://goo.gl/aTZLq
Nicole Renaud, live on French TV, FR3 LIMOGES, at the NUITS DE NACRES accordion festival, saturday september 15th 2012 in Tulles.// en direct sur FR3 LIMOGES au festival des NUITS DE NACRES, à Tulles, le samedi 15 septembre 2012